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CoverUp

By TheCodes Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This program is designed to protect your files from would-be intruders, though it's rather paltry across the board. CoverUp starts off with a dismal interface and negates the inclusion of a Help file. You'll need to scour your system for the files you want secured since the program doesn't support dragging and dropping as do some other competitive encryption software. During testing, the application creates a duplicate of the file selected and encrypts it but doesn't offer secured deletion of the original. We also aren't able to use the extraction and embedding features shown. The trial only gives you 30 uses, doesn't support folders, and offers multiple file encrypting only in the registered version. With so many functioning encryption programs out there, you'll want to bypass this one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added March 5, 2003
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,902
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

CoverUp is a file(s) encryption software which can encrypt one or more files at one go. CoverUp uses proprietary dual-key multiple stage encryption algorithm to encrypt files so that the files can only be properly decrypt by the intended recipient using correct keys. The keys are password protected and different files can be assigned with different keys so as to add an additional layer of security. Current version does not allow for password retrieval if forgotten, thus users are advised to separately store the password as reference in case of forgotten password.

Moreover, CoverUp has an additional feature to hide/embed an encrypted file where the file can be hidden behind another file (all file types except text file which we call 'carrier file'). The carrier file shall look the same as the original file, for instance, if the carrier file is a JPEG file, the JPEG file will look the same and can be viewed as the original JPEG file after the intended file is hidden inside it. The intended file can only be extracted with a proper key. Therefore, the security of encrypted file(s) that are to transfer via the internet can be further enhanced by hiding inside another normal looking file.